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ACCELERATING THE NEXT LEVEL OF

PERFORMANCE
COGNOS PRODUCT CERTIFICATION
PRODUCT CERTIFICATION – EXPAND AND DEMONSTRATE YOUR EXPERTISE
The Cognos Certification Program has been designed to acknowledge and reward cus
tomers, partners and Cognos employees who have obtained a superior level of know
ledge and skills with Cognos products. Upon completing a series of tests, you wi
ll be awarded a Product Professional certificate for each Cognos product.
The benefits to you are:
• increases self sufficiency on our products
• increases product satisfaction
• minimize product downtime
• maximizes ROI
• improves productivity
Our classroom courses and e-Learning will give you a good start on understanding
how to use Cognos applications in your environment. Whether you are an end user
, providing support, or deploying Cognos products, Cognos certification demonstr
ates your commitment to excellence.
Tests are available on the internet and can be accessed through Cognos Global Cu
stomer Services portal, using a valid Cognos Support login ID. For more informat
ion on the Customer Certification Program, visit http://support.cognos.com/en/tr
aining/certification/customer.html .
The following steps in the certification program will help you prepare for Produ
ct Professional certification on Cognos Business Intelligence and Performance Ma
nagement products.
1. Complete the classroom courses and e-Learning that pertain to the product (se
e next page).
2. Use the product documentation and tutorials included with each product.
3. Learn by working with the product.
In addition to this basic preparation, we recommend a minimum of six to twelve m
onths of experience working with a product before you attempt any certification
test. If you are an experienced Cognos product user, you may write the certifica
tion tests at any time.
CONTACT US
Please consult http://support.cognos.com for more information on
• Test length and duration
• Prerequisites
• Recommended courses
• Procedures for creation a Web User account and logging in to the test
• Procedures for writing certification tests
Or e-mail us at ccp@cognos.com with your
questions or comments on any aspect of our
Certification program.
Delivery Mechanism
Product Certificate
Track
Recommended Courses
Classroom Days
e-Learning
Access Manager
Security
Access Manager Administration
1
Cognos Controller
Administration
Cognos Controller – Application Setup
2
Cognos Controller – Consolidation Setup
1.5
Cognos Finance Authoring
2
Cognos Finance
Reporting
Cognos Finance Advanced Authoring
2
Administration
Cognos Finance Application Administration
3
Cognos Metrics Manager
Administration
Cognos Metrics Manager Administration
2
Cognos Planning
Analyst Professional
Cognos Planning - Analyst Model Building
5
Contributor Professional
Cognos Planning - Contributor Application Administration
4
User
Cognos ReportNet Ad Hoc Querying* (classroom or CBT)
1
x
Cognos ReportNet Report Authoring Part 1*
2
Reporting
Cognos ReportNet Report Authoring Part 2
3
Cognos ReportNet - Administer the Reporting Environment
1
Administration
Cognos ReportNet - Administer the Server Environment
1
Cognos ReportNet Metadata Modeling Part 1*
3
Cognos ReportNet
Modeling
Cognos ReportNet Metadata Modeling Part 2
2
Cognos Visualizer
Reporting
Visualizer Introduction
1
DecisionStream
Administrator
DecisionStream for Data Warehouse Developers
5
Impromptu Report Building
2
Reporting
Impromptu Advanced Reporting
1
Impromptu
Administration
Impromptu Administration
2
Reporting
Impromptu Web Reports - Report Administration
1
Impromptu Web Reports (IWR)
Administration
Impromptu Web Reports - Server Administration
1
Reporting
PowerPlay Exploration and Report Building
2
PowerPlay
Modeling
PowerPlay OLAP Modeling
3
Web Reporting
PowerPlay Web Exploration (Classroom or CBT)
1
x
Administration
PowerPlay Enterprise Server Administration
1
Upfront
Administration
Upfront Administration
1
Note: Cognos ReportNet 1.1 Authoring & Modeling FastTrack can be taken in lieu o
f Cognos ReportNet Authoring Part 1 and Cognos ReportNet Metadata Modeling Part
1.